Data Provenance in Agriculture

  • Sérgio Manuel Serra da CruzEmail author
  • Marcos Bacis Ceddia
  • Renan Carvalho Tàvora Miranda
  • Gabriel Rizzo
  • Filipe Klinger
  • Renato Cerceau
  • Ricardo Mesquita
  • Ricardo Cerceau
  • Elton Carneiro Marinho
  • Eber Assis Schmitz
  • Elaine Sigette
  • Pedro Vieira Cruz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11017)


Soils are probably the most critical natural resource in Agriculture, and soils security represents a critical growing global issue. Soils experiments require vast amounts of high-quality data, are very hard to be reproduced, and there are few studies about data provenance of such tests. We present OpenSoils; it shares knowledge about data-centric soils experiments. OpenSoils is a provenance-oriented and lightweight e-infrastructure that collects, stores, describes, curates and, harmonizes various soil datasets.


Reproducibility Soil security Open data Data quality Big data 



This work was supported in part by the Brazilian agencies FNDE/MEC/SESU, PIBIC/CNPq, Petrobras and CYTED networks BigDSSAgro and SmartLogistcs@IB.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Rural University of Rio de JaneiroSeropédicaBrazil
  2. 2.National Agency of Supplementary HealthRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Federal Fluminense UniversityVolta RedondaBrazil
  4. 4.SENAI-RJRio de JaneiroBrazil
  5. 5.Federal University of Rio de JaneiroCidade UniversitáriaBrazil

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